Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Trying Something New
I just couldn't wait any longer! I have very little acrylic paint tubes left, my brushes are mostly cheap ones from Walmart, and I didn't have a space ready to paint.
Despite all of that, I dropped what I was doing, shoved things over on the table, found a canvas that had already been textured, and proceeded to paint.
I really had no plan, just use what colors I had on hand and to get the feel of painting with acrylics again. I had worked with watercolor for quite a while and hadn't painted with acrylics in a long time. It certainly is different!
I added a little more depth and detail with oil pastels and charcoal.
And ended up with this:
It's not exactly what I was going for but it was fun to play and learn, knowing I can always paint over it if I decide to change it.
I was a little embarrassed to show this first painting, but hopefully I (we) can look back after a while and see lots of growth and improvement! :)
I think I have a book called Acrylic Revolution. I need to find it and see what tips the author has shared in it. Do you have a favorite art reference book... maybe on the subject of acrylic painting or abstract art?
I'm so glad you stopped by...
Take care and God bless,